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Author MacDonald, Scott B.

Title Separating fools from their money : a history of American financial scandals / Scott B. MacDonald and Jane E. Hughes.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.168 MAC 2015    Available
Edition Second edition.
Description ix, 352 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-259) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Wall Street loses its innocence: William Duer and the panic of 1792 -- 3. The gilded age part I: all that glitters -- 4. The gilded age part II: of presidents and bankers -- 5. Teapot Dome erupts -- 6. Empires undone: Samuel Insull, the emperor of utilities -- 7. The decade of greed: Michael Milken, junk bonds, and insiders (1980s) -- 8. The decade of greed, continued: where the money is -- 9. The 1990s B.E. (Before Enron): a few bad apples, or rotten to the core? -- 10. Enron etc. vol. I: crooks, liars, and envelope-pushers -- 11. Enron etc. vol. II: enablers, symbols, and scapegoats -- 12. Financial panic of 2008 -- 13. Fooled you again: scandal in the post-panic years -- 14. Prince and Ponzi: Charles Ponzi to Bernie Madoff -- Conclusion -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Subject Commercial crimes -- United States -- History.
White collar crimes -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9781412855006 (alk. paper)
1412855004 (alk. paper)

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